Guide to Purchasing a Waist Training Corset
Traditionally, “waist training” makes reference to the use of steel boned corsets to create a noticeable hourglass shape. Through cinching a waist training corset tighter, it can pull in a woman’s floating ribs and even lead to the rearranging of her internal organs to effectively lessen the circumference of her waist. The results are semi-permanent, which signifies that continued corseting is needed after the aimed reduction has been attained.
If you are thinking about purchasing one for yourself, you have various options. Even if it is certainly fun to shop for them, it can also be somewhat overwhelming. Here are a few of the most important things that you need to remember when you want to buy a waist training corset.
Determine Your Size
As a basic guideline, if your natural waist (where you bend side to side) is under 38″, opt for a corset that is 4-7 inches smaller than your natural waist. If it is over 38″, purchase one that is 7-10 inches smaller than your natural waist. The waist trainer should be tight enough to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure. It should not obstruct your breathing and there shouldn’t be any pain. The shaper has to close correctly without any bulging.
Pick an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset
Waist training corsets can be purchased either as under-bust or over-bust. True to the name, the under-bust corset is located the bust, offering no coverage of the breasts. This can be beneficial since they can be worn with various types of bras, pasties, or even over your other garments to create a costume or a fashion statement. Contrastingly, the over-bust corset offers coverage of the breasts and may be purchased in a wide variety of neckline styles. You can also get them with or without straps.
Figure out Type of Boning
Steel boning is available in two different types, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel has more flexibility than flat steel, but they are generally both used in the same corset. Although corsets with steel boning are typically a lot more expensive, the advantages of buying a corset with this type of boning are certainly worth the additional cost. You can use a steel boned corset for waist training if the overall construction of the corset is generally strong. Double boned corsets, which are constructed from steel, are mostly used for waist training. They have twice as much boning as a normal corset so they give more support and can also be laced tighter.